Masters Features

  • Success at 2015 World Rowing Masters Regatta

    Sep 14, 2015
    Nearly 3,500 rowers from across the world flocked to Hazewinkel, Belgium last week to take part in the 2015 World Rowing Masters Regatta. The annual regatta played host to rowers who ranged from 27 all the way to the oldest rower in the event, 90-year-old Burk Ketcham from the United States.
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  • Masters Feature: Perfecting Your Race-Day Warm Up

    Apr 30, 2015
    Your race day warm-up is something you should have practiced multiple times prior to race day. One thing I have learned from having coached hundreds of athletes is that most have never developed a consistent race warm-up plan, they just wing it. Not getting this right can cost you at the finish line.
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  • January Masters Feature

    Jan 06, 2015
    This will be my last article for USRowing. It’s hard to believe it’s been over three years. I hope the articles have been helpful and in some cases, thought-provoking.
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  • Potomac’s Nancy Faigen is the Fan’s Choice Masters Coach of the Year

    Nov 20, 2014
    For Potomac Boat Club masters coach Nancy Faigen, the key to her program’s success is about having, “a well-defined identity.”
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  • Fan’s Choice Masters Athlete of the Year Barbara Hogan Aims to Inspire All Ages

    Nov 19, 2014
    When it comes to rowing highlights, Carnegie Lake Rowing Association’s Barbara Hogan has a lot to choose from.
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  • Ted Kakas Honored with USRowing’s John J. Carlin Award

    Nov 12, 2014
    This year’s John J. Carlin Award, presented by the United States Marine Corps to an individual who has made significant and outstanding commitments to the sport of rowing, will be awarded to Ted Kakas on December 6, at the USRowing Annual Convention Awards Reception presented by Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park in Jacksonville, Fla.
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  • Closing Out in Augusta at the 2014 USRowing Masters National Head Race

    Nov 09, 2014
    When it comes to Masters racing, the brothers Shuster will row wherever there is a spot and for whatever club will use them.
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  • November Masters Feature

    Nov 01, 2014
    For most of us, the season is coming to an end, the head races are over and docks are being pulled. Before it becomes a too-distant memory, take a good look back and evaluate how well the last year went for you. Ask yourself the obvious question. Did you accomplish what you had hoped? But also look at the smaller picture.
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  • Quieter is Quicker

    Sep 29, 2014
    John and I often feel that coaching is simply saying the same thing 1,000 different ways. Sooner or later, you’ll find the magic description that will unlock the “Aha!” moment. Yet, on the other end of the spectrum, words can often be the problem.
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  • August Masters Feature

    Aug 01, 2014
    Everyone’s heard the saying “Practice makes perfect,” but it doesn’t quite go far enough. Only perfect practice makes perfect, and when you’re trying to unlearn bad habits while also trying to learn a new habit, that takes even longer. Be patient with yourself, and make sure that when you do drills, don’t forget about the purpose of the drill when you stop. Instead work to incorporate the drill into your rowing.
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